About Hobart Institute

Our Philosophy

Hobart Institute is a welding school committed to helping individuals develop marketable welding skills through quality training at minimum cost.  We are also committed to making industry more competitive by conducting training to solve welding related problems. Hobart Institute strives to develop new and better welding training methods and training materials, and to make welding training available to all. The Hobart Institute of Welding Technology does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, religion, sex, national origin or age.

Accreditations and Approvals

The Hobart Institute of Welding Technology is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC No. 000403). The ACCSC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.

Hobart Institute is recognized as meeting or exceeding educational standards prescribed by the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools. Our Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools number is 70-12-0064HT.

HIWT is accredited by the American Welding Society (QC4) to perform qualification of welders in accordance with the AWS® QC7 certificate program

Employer Identification Number

Federal Employer Identification Number is 31-6032186. Hobart Institute of Welding Technology is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit tax-exempt organization.

Credits and Affiliations

Continuing Education Unit 

Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is a nationally recognized, standard unit of measurement awarded by the Armed Forces and by many colleges, schools, companies and other institutions, for participation in qualified continuing education programs. Under the CEU system, one unit is awarded for every ten contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction and qualified instruction. CEUs are a means of documenting continuing education courses. They may be used for the attainment of goals associated with personal and professional development.

Society of Manufacturing Engineers’ Credits

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers’ National Certification Committee grants professional credits for skill training courses that may  count toward manufacturing engineer re-certification.  Please see http://www.sme.org for details.

College Affiliation

Edison State Community College in Piqua, Ohio will apply selected HIWT courses toward the completion of an Associate Degree.